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  1. Forest Park Medical Center kickback trial ends in convictions for 4 physicians

    The kickback trial involving Forest Park Medical Center owners and physicians ended yesterday with seven defendants receiving convictions and one acquittal, according to a report in the Dallas Business Journal. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Orthopedic surgeons earn $482,000 average annual compensation, top Medscape's 2019 survey

    Medscape released its Physician Compensation Report 2019, and orthopedic surgeons lead the pack. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 3 trends in joint replacement surgery

    More men and younger patients are undergoing joint replacement surgery, but certain ethnicities remain under-represented, the Atlanta Business Journal reports, based on a 2018 study. By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Additive Implants debuts 3D-printed cervical spacer — 3 key points

    Additive Implants' 3D-printed, titanium alloy SureMAX Cervical Spacer was introduced to the U.S. market in March after receiving FDA clearance, MD+DI reports. By Angie Stewart -
  2. What drives up spine surgery costs & length of stay? 5 things to know for bundled payments

    Before entering bundled payment agreements, providers should understand costs associated with certain patient, hospital and procedure characteristics, according to a study published on Medscape. By Angie Stewart -
  3. 3 things to know about the future of biologics in spine surgery

    Spine surgery is shifting away from traditional devices and toward biologics, a material that attracts cells to increase bone formation in spinal fusion procedures, according to Jeffrey Wang, MD, who is the University of California-Los Angeles spine service chief and director of UCLA's spine surgery fellowship. By Rachel Popa -
  4. Dr. Chris Ahmad examines Yankees' Luis Severino — 4 insights

    Chris Ahmad, MD, is conducting an MRI on New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino, the team reports. By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics receives FDA clearance for simultaneous testing technology — 4 insights

    The FDA cleared Ortho Clinical Diagnostics' Vitros XT MicroSlides simultaneous testing technology, granting laboratories the ability to run two tests on one slide. By Eric Oliver -
  2. 18 orthopedic groups adding new locations

    Several orthopedic groups have expanded in the past three months. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Missouri orthopedic practice ordered to provide outcomes data on knee procedure after claiming 92% success rate: 5 key notes

    Mizzou BioJoint Center may be required to provide outcomes data after claiming a knee osteoarthritis treatment had a 92 percent success rate, according to the Columbia Tribune. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Oregon orthopedic group to open new facility: 4 notes

    Hope Orthopedics of Oregon expanded its location in Keizer, Ore. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. The Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery adopts NAVIO surgical system — 3 insights

    The Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery in Lima, Ohio, introduced the NAVIO surgical system, limaohio.com reports. By Angie Stewart -
  2. 9 orthopedic surgeons treating professional athletes l March 2019

    Nine orthopedic surgeons treated professional athletes in March 2019: By Eric Oliver -
  3. Illinois Bone & Joint Institute opens Chicagoland-based clinic — 4 insights

    Des Plaines-based Illinois Bone & Joint Institute opened a physical therapy clinic in Palatine, Ill. By Eric Oliver -
  4. Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine planning new clinic — 4 insights

    Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine plans to open a clinic in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., nwfdailynews.com reports. By Eric Oliver -
  5. Kayal Orthopaedics expanding — 3 insights

    Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based Kayal Orthopaedic Center is expanding with a new imaging center and a new location. By Eric Oliver -
  6. AdventHealth partners with Orlando Hand Surgery Associates to create surgery center — 5 insights

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth partnered with Orlando (Fla.) Hand Surgery Associates to create The Hand to Shoulder Center, the Orlando Sentinel reports. By Eric Oliver -
  7. 10 key updates on 3D-printed spine, orthopedic devices

    Several orthopedic and spine device companies are testing the waters with 3D printing. Here are 10 updates from across the industry. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Spinal fusion rates – 6 things to know about ALIF

    A new study published in The Spine Journal examines fusion rate for standalone anterior lumbar interbody fusions. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. 19 spine devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in March

    The FDA granted 19 spine-related device clearances in March. By Laura Dyrda -

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